How to Make a Mosaic on a Canvas

Make a mosaic painting using a few basic craft supplies.
Make a mosaic painting using a few basic craft supplies. (Image: Hemera Technologies/ Images)

When you are decorating your home, you can make the rooms feel more cozy and well-organized by hanging up beautiful, colorful artwork. Although you can buy decorative artwork from a home decorating store, you can make the artwork more personal by making it yourself using a few craft supplies. You do not need to be an artist to make artwork yourself. Paint a mosaic picture on canvas using only a few very basic crafting techniques.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowls
  • Acrylic paint
  • Craft sponges
  • Paintbrush

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Pour three different colors of acrylic paint into three different bowls. Place the bowls onto a flat surface.

Apply paint onto one side of a shaped craft sponge using a paintbrush.

Press the painted side of the sponge straight down onto a canvas, then lift the sponge straight off to reveal a stamped shape on the canvas.

Repeat this process, applying a different color of paint onto the sponge. Stamp the second sponge stamp onto the canvas approximately 1/8 inch from the first stamp.

Repeat to cover the entire canvas with stamped mosaics. Allow the mosaic painting to dry for four hours before displaying it in your home.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always rinse out the paintbrushes and sponges before changing paint colors.
  • Keep acrylic paint out of the reach of children. Not all acrylic paint is nontoxic.


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